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Runaway Bride (1999)

August 29, 2006

Good humour is said to be a slight exaggeration of the truth. In this movie the idea of one girl continually jolting guys at the altar is a bit of a stretch. Nevertheless it serves to underline the main point of the movie, which is, it is not good to bend yourself out of shape pretending to be exactly what your partner wants you to be. Julia Roberts plays Maggie Carpenter a girl who is very astute and picking up what a guy is looking for in a girl and then she falls into playing out that role. She plays the role so well that she doesn’t even know her own mind on even simple issues like, how she likes her eggs cooked. Richard Gere plays a newspaper reporter who falls in love with the real Maggie but he wants her to be herself which is rather tricky for Maggie since she doesn’t actually know who she really is anymore.

And this reminds me that God loves the real me. He doesn’t love the person I pretend to be, He loves the real me. Even when I don’t know who that is.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

4 thoughts on “Runaway Bride (1999)”

  1. Susan,
    It is wonderful to remember that God does love the real me…even when I’m not sure who the real me is. Is your “real me” enjoying the US Open?

  2. Susan,
    It is wonderful to remember that God does love the real me…even when I’m not sure who the real me is. Is your “real me” enjoying the US Open?

  3. Actually the Aussies in the US Open aren’t doing too well so I hope Lleyton Hewitt hangs in there for a while. I do have a few other favourites and they are doing ok.

    The US Open is always a bit difficult for me time wise. With the French and Wimbleton I can stay up late and watch some of the action but with the US I would need to get up very very early (which isn’t going to happen!).

  4. Actually the Aussies in the US Open aren’t doing too well so I hope Lleyton Hewitt hangs in there for a while. I do have a few other favourites and they are doing ok.

    The US Open is always a bit difficult for me time wise. With the French and Wimbleton I can stay up late and watch some of the action but with the US I would need to get up very very early (which isn’t going to happen!).

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